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Have you had an immobilizer-equipped car stolen?

Have you had an immobilizer-equipped car stolen? By immobilizer, I mean the cars (typically post-2006) that have a ROM chip in the key which is required for authentication to start the engine. If so, how was it stolen? If you have such a car, has someone attempted to steal it and failed due to the factory-equipped immobilizer?
posted by thewalrus on Jun 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Short-to-medium term transportation options in Houston?

Asking for a friend: I'm leaving graduate school for a job in Houston, TX in a few weeks and I'm looking for the best short-term transportation situation - apparently there is no public transportation whatsoever going to my job, and I'd like to be able to, you know, get to work. The hitch is that while I'm leaving in 2 weeks, my wife is leaving in 3 months, and she needs our car to get to work. I've got a motorcycle, but it's cheapest to ship that in the moving truck when we move our stuff in 3 months (not to mention I'm not sure how quickly I can arrange for it to be moved out there, and if it gets there too late, it's not worth doing anyway). [more inside]
posted by abcde on Mar 30, 2013 - 16 answers

What's a good car service from Brooklyn to LaGuardia?

I am sorry to ask such a dumb question, but I have a very early flight from South Park Slope to LaGuardia, and googling car services so far is returning not great results. Is there a car service someone can recommend for an early pick up (our flight is at 5:30 a.m.)?
posted by Peemster on Mar 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Troubles with the DMV after lapse of ins coverage. Advice sought.

Hi all, longtime reader here, new poster. While dealing with multiple personal hardships (more inside), I had a lapse in insurance coverage for 10 days. This has snowballed into a major issue for me, and I may lose my driving privileges for 3 months, which means losing my job. Any and all advice/anecdata appreciated. [more inside]
posted by cardinality on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Getting around Jackson, MS

I have a friend who will be taking care of her mom in Jackson, MS, next week while the latter undergoes surgery. Because said friend survived an accident a few years ago and consequently prefers not to drive, can you recommend a solution for getting them both to the hospital and back? She seems to think Jackson does not have cabs, but I suspect there is a better solution. I do not know which hospital they will be visiting.
posted by billtron on Dec 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Booster Seat Advice Needed

It's time to switch my kids from regular car seats to booster seats and I can't figure out which to buy or what features I should be looking for. If you've gone through this, can you please share your experiences to help me make a decision? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 18, 2012 - 8 answers

NYC to Atlanta and back on $200 or less.

Round-trip from NYC to Atlanta, GA for under $200? On Labor Day weekend? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

The logistics of moving without a car

I'm moving in a few months and don't have a car. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by xenization on May 10, 2012 - 12 answers

The case of the open door

What's the most plausible explanation for how this car crash happened? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Nov 23, 2010 - 26 answers

Should I sell my car or keep it in stasis for ten months?

Should I keep my car with me and pay insurance for nearly a year of non-use, lease it, or sell it and hope to buy another one afterward? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 answers

No Cars Go

EMERGENCY! My car is about to go kablewy (as in any day now), and I have to commute 30 miles a day to work. I can't live without a car, and seeing as hubby and I just moved, we have no savings or nest egg to fall back on. We are looking for an affordable, fuel efficient, used car around $6000ish. IYHO: Who's the best used car dealer in town? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Cost of a car

How do I calculate if getting a car is worth it? [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Dec 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Please help me find the make/model I want, so I can focus on the next steps. Thanks!

I need to buy a new, used or certified used car real quickly. I could use some help deciding on a make and model that meets some specific criteria. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 7, 2009 - 13 answers

good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship?

good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship? [more inside]
posted by groovinkim on Jul 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Marin Car Rentals Accessible Via San Francisco Public Transport

I'm thinking of flying into San Francisco (SFO), renting a car, driving up the coast, and flying home from Portland. I'll spend a few days in the city before heading north. I want to avoid renting the car either at the airport or in the city. (This is a fun trip. Driving in San Francisco is never fun for me.) I've rented before from a small Hertz shop within walking distance of the ferry landing in Sausalito. Are there other rental car shops within equally easy reach from public transportation or a cab from the city into Marin?
posted by justcorbly on May 20, 2009 - 15 answers

How to buy a car across the nation?

Buying a car....1000 miles away. What steps and how to do it? [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Jan 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Can I bring my car with me?

I love my Peugeot, but I might be moving to the USA. Can I bring it with me or am I just stupid to want to? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Dec 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

car lease, income, and credit score

How much is a high income factoredd into a car lease loan decision? [more inside]
posted by dannon205 on Mar 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Can I get a North Carolina owned and registered vehicle inspected in the State of Vermont?

Can I get a North Carolina owned and registered vehicle inspected in the State of Vermont? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Permit me a small sob story

How do I get a reliable car for not much money? [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Oct 13, 2006 - 24 answers

How do I stop traffic on a major freeway?

How do I stop traffic on a busy freeway? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Mar 2, 2005 - 17 answers

Parking in and around New York City

Hi, i'm looking for a place to keep a rental car in or around New York City. My friends {travelling from toronto} and i will be staying at a hostel on 891 Amsterdam Ave and will be staying arriving Friday, overnight Friday and Saturday, leaving early sunday. [more inside]
posted by striatic on Feb 17, 2005 - 15 answers

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